Personal Training Quarterly


Personal Training Quarterly is digitally published four times a year. Look for articles and information on how you can expand your personal training career through integrating training methods and accessing tools for building your business. You must be a member of the NSCA to access the PTQ.


This Issue

  • MARCH 2015  |  Vol. 2 - Issue 1

Issue 2.1 of the PTQ contains articles on instability training, commitment to the profession, overtraining and recovery, exercise programming after a total knee replacement, a SWOT analysis of the scope of practice for personal trainers, best business practices from experts in personal training, attenuating delayed onset muscle soreness in untrained individuals, and personal training for recreational downhill skiers.

Featured Articles

  • 04 | Instability Training—Help or Hype? by Ronald Snarr Jr., MEd, CSCS, Jason Casey, MA, CSCS, Ashleigh Hallmark, and Ryan Eckert, NSCA-CPT
  • 10 | Commitment to the Profession—Time to Step Up or Step Out by Robert Linkul, MS, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D
  • 12 | Overtraining and Recovery by Jonathan Mike, PHD(C), CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, USAW
  • 16 | Effective Functional Exercise Programming for the Older Fitness Client After a Total Knee Replacement by Keith Chittenden, MS, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D
  • 22 | A SWOT Analysis of the Scope of Practice for Personal Trainers by Dan Mikeska, MS
  • 26 | Best Business Practices—Interviews From Experts in Personal Training by Carmine Grieco, PhD, CSCS
  • 30 | Attenuating Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness in Untrained Individuals by Michael Randone, MS, CSCS
  • 34 | Personal Training for the Recreational Downhill Skier by Chat Williams, MS, CSCS,*D, CSPS, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA

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Bret Contreras, MA, CSCS

Assistant Editor

Britt Chandler, MS, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D

Publications Director

Keith Cinea, MA, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D

Managing Editor

Matthew Sandstead, NSCA-CPT

Publications Coordinator

Cody Urban

Editorial Review Panel

Scott Cheatham, DPT, PT, OCS, ATC, CSCS
Mike Rickett, MS, CSCS
Andy Khamoui, MS, CSCS
Josh West, MA, CSCS
Scott Austin, MS, CSCS
Nate Mosher, DPT, PT, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
Laura Kobar, MS
Leonardo Vando, MD
Kelli Clark, DPT, MS
Daniel Fosselman
Liz Kampschroeder
Ron Snarr, MEd, CSCS
Tony Poggiali, CSCS
Chris Kennedy, CSCS
John Mullen, DPT, CSCS
Teresa Merrick, PhD, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
Ramsey Nijem, MS, CSCS